Monday, October 17, 2016

It's Monday! What are you reading? 10-17-16

It's Monday! What are you reading? Is a wonderful community of readers, teachers, and librarians. Hosted by Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers, participants share their reading adventures from the past week along with their reading plans for the week ahead.

My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading, follow my Goodreads page.

This is going to be a crazy week. I have parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday and then... I'm going to be in the room where it happens because I'M GOING TO SEE HAMILTON ON FRIDAY!!!! I can hardly contain my excitement!

But in the meantime, check out what I've been reading lately:

I finished reading:

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

This book has a little bit for everyone: it's got grit, romance, tragedy, tied up with a dash of magical realism. It's a quick, page-turning read, but it is by no means an easy read. In fact, finishing the book will leave you with more questions than answers. Because while the book has a resolution, it also leaves you feeling unsatisfied. You want more answers. But conflicts in life don't always get tied up with a neat little bow and so even though you close the book feeling frustrated, that also makes a lot of room for some really good discussion and rumination.

Currently reading:

The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Currently reading with my ears:

The Heir by Kiera Cass  


  1. I've never seen the Ibi Zoboi book before. I think I'll check that one out.

  2. I'm impressed Beth. I read the first in the Kiera Cass series and barely finished it. Just not up my alley. However, I would love to read American Street.

  3. I do have American Street on my list because of your words, Beth. I enjoyed Girl In The Blue Coat. Will watch to see what you think! Have a fabulous time at Hamilton!

  4. I am so excited for you to go see Hamilton! Enjoy!! I can't wait to see pictures!

  5. Conference week is always so busy! Good luck with all and enjoy the highlights of your week :-)

  6. I can't wait to hear about the Hamilton experience :)